The No. 1 New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, according to the University of Scranton. It turns out that only 8 percent of people are actually successful in achieving their goal. Although most people start with the best intentions, it can be tough to stay motivated and succeed in losing weight.
Whether you’ve made a New Year’s resolution or are already fit and looking for a push, apps can be a great source of motivation. They can help you stay on schedule, eat better, train properly and track your fitness. Thing is, there are thousands of health and fitness apps available – which one should you choose?
Healthy.co.id has created an infographic which narrows down apps to help you get fit in 2016. They’ve tested hundreds of apps and decided on their 14 favorite to get you started, according to Christian Sculthorp, Editorial Coordinator. To make it easy they’ve broken it down in to 4 categories:
Goal Setting Apps – use these for daily practice and helping you stay on schedule. Get reminders, find answers to your questions through the communities and even wager money on going to the gym!
Nutrition Apps – great bodies are made in the kitchen, not the gym alone. Use these apps to count calories, get nutritional facts and get healthy & delicious recipes.
Workout Apps – having proper form and working out efficiently can be the difference between getting in shape and getting hurt. Whether you need a quick workout, want a personal training session or feel like doing yoga at home; you can find what you need with these.
Running Apps – although you can run without apps, use these to track your progress or make your run more interesting. There is a boom in the number of “story telling run apps” popping up – get motivated to run faster by being chased by a zombie with Zombies, Run!
Cycling Apps – these apps are perfect for the cycling enthusiasts. Follow routes others have made, track your time and race against them, and track your stats online. Get competitive with these cycling apps.
While you don’t need apps to get in shape, they can most certainly help! Check out the apps below to see if any are right for you: